Call for Nominations Distinguished NIAS-Lorentz Fellowship 2025-26

NIAS and the Lorentz Center call to nominate one or more candidates for the Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship (DNLF) 2025-26. 

The DNLF is awarded annually to a leading researcher to work on cutting-edge research at the interface between the humanities and social sciences on the one hand and the natural and technological sciences on the other.


Distinguished NIAS Lorentz Fellows are nominated by prominent figures from within the Dutch academic community: rectors and deans of Dutch universities, members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and of the Young Academy (DJA), the board of the Dutch Network of Women Professors (LNVH), directors of KNAW, NWO and TNO institutes and directors of museums or industrial organizations with a research agenda.


A Distinguished NIAS Lorentz Fellowship consists of:

  • A fellowship at NIAS for 5 months from September 2025 – January 2026. It includes a private office and participation in a diverse and interdisciplinary community and, if applicable, accommodation or travel expenses.
  • A personal stipend or, for scholars affiliated to a Dutch university or research institute, a Dutch University Grant, given to the institution. Both are set on € 2,500 per month.
  • A workshop at the Lorentz Center on the fellowship topic, with full organizational support and a budget of € 20,000.


The submission deadline is 18 March 2024, 12.00 pm (noon) CET.


More information about how to nominate and what a DNLF nomination should contain can be found on the NIAS-Lorentz website. Nominations will be evaluated by the NIAS-Lorentz Fellows Advisory Board (FAB). Nominees and nominators will be informed of the outcome within six weeks of the submission deadline.


For information about the suitability of candidates, please contact Professor Jan Willem Duyvendak (director NIAS) or Professor Roeland Merks (director Lorentz Center).
For general information about the fellowship and the nomination procedure, contact Annette Mullink.



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